In the movie Chronicle, the 3 main characters stumble upon a large crystalline object which somehow grants them the power of telekinesis. They find this thing at the bottom of a strange hole. Where did it originate? Was that supposed to be a crater from it falling from space? Was it somehow made on Earth, and then lost there?
This wasn't specified anywhere in the movie, and I think it was meant to be left vague. It's irrelevant to what the movie is trying to do - show Andrew's rise and fall, and the conflict between him and Matt. I, for one, really appreciated the fact that no explanations were offered.
While the origin of the object was not made clear in the movie, (almost nothing is developed in any way) there are some clues that tell me it was NOT of extraterrestrial origin. I am not sure the delivery of the object to that town wasn't intentional in an effort to engage in limited human trials with acceptable losses.
Notice what terrific living weapons those young men would have turned out to be. Powers of flight, telekinetic shielding (remember the fork?) telekinesis and depending on the facility with the power, remote control of machines or vehicles. Could you imagine ten, one hundred or one thousand such soldiers? This is assuming of course, the psychotic potential could be isolated and removed early from the troops?
I realize the real issue of this movie is not who caused the powers but the corrupting effect those powers had on these three young men. This was about power and how humans, particularly young humans with still developing morals might use these powers and the unfortunate consequences of that usage. As far as the writers were concerned back-story is non-existent and 83 minutes didn't leave much room or time for anything great, anyway.
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